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OFF THE POST: Brazilian brawl reignites at airport
November 2nd, 2007 7AM

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Players from Brazilian teams Atletico Paranaense and Gremio fought during and after Paranaense's 2-0 win on Wednesday night, and the next day at the airport, delegations from the club brawled. Paranaense director Mario Cesar Petraglia said he was reading the newspaper while waiting for his flight to Sao Paulo when members of the Gremio relegation attacked him. He reportedly suffered a lost tooth and a swollen face. Gremio representatives, who were on their way to home to Porto Alegre, said Petraglia's security men were involved in the fight.

The Brazilian league's disciplinary tribunal is investigating the incident.

"We were badly received here," said Cesar Pacheco, a member of the Gremio delegation. "They spent the week threatening us



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